5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: There’s Something About Perle

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

Momma always said, “You can’t go wrong with pearls.” Okay, well, maybe she didn’t say that, but I totally think she should’ve because I loves me some pearls. πŸ™‚


Classic, timeless, and they go with practically everything — kinda like Chanel’s new Rouge Coco lipstick ($30) in Perle 02.

She’s not as outgoing as her sister, La Pausa, but Perle’s soft glow still earns her lots of looks.

A shimmery, pinkish beige — conservative, with a heaping tablespoon of stylish fun — Perle loves study dates at the library.

Her favorite outfit? A tank top and skinny jeans, with a tweed jacket, peep-toe pumps and (of course) pearls. πŸ™‚


If you like classically understated lip colors with a dash of panache, consider Perle on your trip to Chanel.

For more fun with Chanel Rouge Coco ($30 each; avail. Feb. 25)…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Emma says:

    pretty!!! and maybe just right for school…..study dates……parties with smokier eyes….i can see the possibilities now!!! πŸ™‚ i think i am in lipstick HEAVEN!

  2. Lauren says:

    Wow, I really like this look on you! the second pic is beautiful, and your hair looks sooo good! I might have to consider these lipsticks….
    .-= Lauren’s last blog post… =-.

  3. evo says:

    love this look on you! what did you use?

  4. MG says:

    you look so pretty! what blush did you use? i need to get me some of these chanel ls’s now

  5. marisol says:

    Your hair looks gorgeous! Well, you look gorgeous but I think your hair is stealing the spotlight from this Chanel lipstick.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… This is me lately =-.

  6. Paris B says:

    Oh whew! I can do without Perle but you look fab! Waiting for your take on Cambon πŸ˜‰
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Win! 3 Miracle Mask sets from PattyBelle =-.

  7. Vanessa H says:

    Miss Karen,
    You are just too pretty! I love the look, hair, and outfit!

    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… I <3 Purple =-.

  8. Connie says:

    you look fantastic! love the outfit too

  9. Carol L says:

    This lip color looks great on you! And the fit? What can I say? You look good!

  10. Hyzenthlay says:

    Oh, I love this one πŸ™‚ I *really, really, really* love your whole look (face, outfit, EVERYTHING) with this lipstick πŸ™‚

    Here’s to hoping I can resist its charms!

    The more I can resist, the sooner I’ll be able to buy myself my much needed laptop replacement (and I want a 13 inch MBP). That Philosophy line . . . I might not be able to resist. The powder and the brush especially. *le sigh* Life is so hard when there are so many pretty things! πŸ™‚

  11. Catherine says:

    I adore this whole look on you! Perle is such a gorgeous, sophisticated color! Beautiful pearls too! πŸ˜€
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… ValentineÒ€ℒs Day Love from Lulu Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  12. Nicole says:

    what is on your cheeks?? it’s beautiful

  13. amy says:

    I like this colour, it is pretty and understated.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD Pink, Silver and Black: Urban Decay Sphynx, Perversion and Gunmetal =-.

  14. Lina says:

    Hot hot hot!!!!! Love the lips and the outfit πŸ™‚ I have to have this color.
    .-= Lina’s last blog post… Dior Peach Lace Poudrier Dentelle from Spring 2010 =-.

  15. Wendy says:

    i think you look AMAZING!!! :]

  16. Marina says:

    I already told you but will tell it one more time – I LOVE all these photos. You should do something like this more often πŸ™‚
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Bobbi Brown Color Strips Collection for Spring 2010 =-.

  17. Karen B says:

    Hello gorgeous! That outfit is just adorable on you πŸ™‚
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… AIW Palette in Stock! =-.

  18. Kewal says:

    Hi Karen, very nice pics. You’ve got me lemming for these babies now and like I NEED another lipstick LOL. If I get just one – which would you recommend – Perle & Mademoiselle??

    • Karen says:

      I loooove them both, but I love Mademoiselle just a wee bit more.

      It really depends on the look you’re going for, though. Do you think you’d wear a creamy or a shimmery color more often? I vote for the finish you’d get the most mileage out of, as these are kinda pricey.

  19. Audrey says:

    You look gorgeous in these pics, Karen! Hair and makeup are fab πŸ˜€
    .-= Audrey’s last blog post… Fave Superbowl Commercials? =-.

  20. sunmom says:

    i love your make up here! so chic yet so professional! πŸ˜€

  21. gio says:

    You look amazing! Love the outfit too.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Gilty Pleasures Weekly Blog Tour, 21/02/10 =-.

  22. Saku says:

    Cute outfit, love the pearls. I’m a pearl girl myself.

  23. Michelle says:

    gorgeous, truly gorgeous!

  24. NINA says:

    That looks awesome on you, Teach!!! πŸ˜›

    Thats my favorite of the lipsticks so far… very wearable even for non lipstick wearers like me!

  25. Diana says:

    Karen, I love your entire look here! Your makeup looks so natural and pretty! Don’t know if I would splurge on the lipstick though but it does look great. What blush are you wearing? It looks like you might have some highlighter on your cheek bones too! Please do tell!

  26. Ruchita says:

    You look so pretty! The hair, makeup and outfit are perfect. Great photo shoot! πŸ™‚

  27. Michelle says:

    This is my favorite l/s out of the new Chanel line so far! I don’t anything Chanel, but looks like I need to start investing!! πŸ™‚

  28. Glosslizard says:

    Your outfits, your poses, your makeup… you and Rouge Coco are burnin’ up the joint! Fabulous job on this series, I can’t wait for the last two installments! πŸ™‚

    P.S. I’m looking forward to going to NM today to strike up my own relationship with the Rouges Coco! πŸ˜‰

  29. Alyssa says:

    Your Chanel posts have singlehandedly turned me into an overly anxious, overwhelmingly excited, crazy nutbag who is counting down the mere HOURS until I can dash from work to the nearest Chanel counter. At first I thought Mademoiselle was “the one” for me, but with my light hair, green eyes, and MUFE 120 skin…I think this might be the one!

  30. Stacey says:

    You look fantastic! LOVE the shoes!

  31. lexi says:

    Ooh pretty – did you use a liner? I love your blush – I think I may cross over and start collecting Chanel blushes too!

  32. Barbie Jones says:

    You look beautiful! What are you wearing on your eyes?

  33. Thom says:

    I usually don’t post but i’m an avid reader of your blog. I can’t help but say that I’m loving your Chanel Rouge posts lately. You’re hilarious. Keep it up.

  34. Emily says:

    soooooooo pretty!!!

  35. Katie says:

    You look ABSOLOUTLY beautiful!!!! i love the hair, and the outfit!! You must please tell!!!

  36. Kat says:

    Gorgeous! I want one of these new lippies badly, I must go try some out!

  37. Toni says:

    Love it! And I love your hair, makeup, and outfit! Such a pretty color of lipstick. I think you said in one of your other posts that these lipsticks were moisturizing, is that right? Because I have about 4 MAC lipsticks and they dry out my lips (which is why I am a gloss girl). Thanks for sharing!

  38. Annalise says:

    Very pretty on you. I got Rose Comte yesterday, very soft cool pale pink I love it~!

  39. shivotra says:

    I am a big fan of Chanel lipsticks, so I am definitely gonna splurge on this. I love all the colors so far. I’m definitely gonna have a hard time picking just one or two.
    .-= shivotra’s last blog post… Everyday pretty courtesy of Kareena. =-.

  40. Alison says:

    oooh I want this one too, so pretty on you. I love the whole look too. I am dying to get my hands on these!

  41. Anastasia says:

    Very pretty! Love this color on you and can see it on this pale girl too. You’re making my decision on which to buy first very difficult!

    PS – I likes me some pearls too, as did Coco, of course!

  42. shontay says:

    Karen, you look absolutely gorgeous. Work it, girl. I want almost all the new Chanel shades!

  43. Eileen says:

    I just got back from the Chanel counter with Perle and Mademoiselle (thanks to your awesome pics), and Organdi Rose and Ruban Rose. They are all so incredibly light and comfortable to wear and they last! I’m on hour four with the Ruban Rose and it still has a good color presence. Chanel struck gold with this line.

    I’ve really been enjoying the Rouge Coco posts. Your outfits are just great, your make-up is superb, and your humorous approach is a lot of fun. Thanks!

    • Alyssa says:

      Eileen…you bought 4!? Sweet lord, that is not going to help me when I’m trying with all my might to just leave with 2. Arghhhh I already foresee how this will fare for me when I go to the Chanel counter in about an hour. Makeup will be the death of me!

  44. Marian says:

    You look fabulous! That lipstick looks like one you could wear with anything at any time. It’s pretty!

  45. triciac says:

    is the book also available for sale ?

  46. Soni says:

    Thanks for helping me spend my money. I bought Perle today and absolutely ADORE it!!!

  47. Hazel says:

    ohHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMG!!!!!!! i LOVE that color on you! which means i can wear that color too LOL and love your style <3
    .-= Hazel's last blog post… DOES SOMEONE KNOW HOW TO REMOVE A BLOGROLL? =-.

  48. Marce says:

    Love this look on you, it looks great! Perle is beautiful paired with that smoky brown eye πŸ˜€
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Maybelline’s Answer to MAC’s Shadesticks =-.

  49. Katie says:

    These are too tempting to be over $30 each, how will I buy them all?! πŸ™‚
    .-= Katie’s last blog post… Orly Sweet Collection =-.

  50. Ann says:

    wow you look gorgeous, loving the CHANEL lipstick shade, looks great on you.

  51. Babybubblz says:

    You look stunning! Beautiful color and necklace!! Care to share where you got the necklace?

  52. Vero says:

    Karen, you look precious. The whole look is fantastic!

  53. Martha says:

    You look incredible. I (nicely) demand a step by step FOTD so I can look incredible too!

  54. Haley says:

    Um.. HI model!! You look gorgeous!!

  55. you look so fabulously chic here – gorgeous!! I love it πŸ™‚
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Working My Stash Update =-.

  56. Nancy says:

    girl, you are ROCK’IN these chanel lip colors!!! i didn’t think i needed a chanel lip in my stash, but you are wearing me DOWN! πŸ™‚ by day five, i might be making a trip to the counter…

  57. Alexandra says:

    Pretty colour. I might have to check these out. Are all the shades permanent ?

  58. Nicole O. says:

    You are so gorgeous, Hot Mama!

    I love this whole look, from your makeup to your hair, to your outfit!



  59. Maegan says:

    I’ve never posted a comment here before (I’m kinda shy like that) but I just had to put my 2 cents in here — I’m STUNNED!! You look absolutely GORGEOUS. I don’t know what it is … I can’t pick my favorite part of the look! The lipcolor is pure perfection on you, your hair makes me want to go and kidnap my stylist from her bed immediately and your overall style makes me hate my wardrobe! πŸ™‚ This is your look and you work it like a champ. I bought Perle after seeing it on you. I need it in my life …

    On a more personal note, I just wanted to say thanks. As another thirty-something, it’s really so wonderful to see someone my age (which isn’t really that old, right? πŸ™‚ who is beautiful, immensely talented and downright hysterical! You are the hotness, girlie — and it is much appreciated!

    PS: any way we could get a quick run-down of how you did your hair? So fly!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maegan,

      Glad that you are Perle are now homegirls! πŸ™‚ I hope you love the color as much as I do.

      As for the hair… these are leftover curls from the day before (I used a large barreled-curling iron to curl the front pieces for the “La Pausa” FOTD). I didn’t wash my hair that night, and in the morning I had it tied back with a ponytail holder thing-a-ma-jig. When I took my hair down the curls loosened up the quite a bit, which is the wavy effect you see in the pics above. I had a couple of wayward pieces, so I fired up the old curling iron, curled in the ends and then smoothed the side-swept bangs down with some hairspray.

  60. Stephie says:

    Youre look in this little shoot is so pretty! Brown bronze smokey ish daytime eye?

    Is that your backyard? It’s so beautiful with all those plants all clustered together.
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… Boobs are fantastic, even the plastic =-.

  61. Ann says:

    Wow! You look great!!!

  62. you’re hair looks fabulous! I wish my hair had that loose wavy look. purrtay. Love your shoes too πŸ˜€ There’s something about Chanel lipsticks…they always look fabulous no matter what color they are
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Celebrity Perfumes =-.

  63. Erica says:

    your hair is beautiful here!!!

  64. sindy says:

    wow, absolutely gorgeous!

  65. Kristi says:

    You look fab fab fab in all five looks, but I’m loving the Perle for my own soft blond coloring. Thanks for giving the best-ever reviews of new colors!

  66. BettyB says:

    Great post! Your making me want to go back to the Chanel counter to get Perle! I love the shoes you are wearing, what brand are they and where did you get them?

  67. Andreea says:

    First I got myself Byznatine, which I did not wear at all, a wine-red. Then I gazed at Perlé because I just get a good protion of gold, very decent, and it is very suitable for work and with the darker eyes I use to wear.
    But I still think the other colours are rather boring… waiting for the new shades!
    .-= Andreea’s last blog post… DIESEL für MARVEL IRONMAN 2 Γ’β‚¬β€œ Verlosung =-.

  68. Andreea says:

    Sorry, the shade is calles Byzantine *oops*
    .-= Andreea’s last blog post… DIESEL für MARVEL IRONMAN 2 Γ’β‚¬β€œ Verlosung =-.

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